22nd November 2017
Autumn Budget: Hammond Confirms Single-Use Plastics Tax & £30m To Tackle Waste Crime

Autumn Budget: Hammond Confirms Single-Use Plastics Tax & £30m To Tackle Waste Crime

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Autumn budget, published today (22 November), made a flurry of environmental announcements, including confirming that government will launch a call for evidence on a “tax system” for single-use plastics. The government will launch a … Continue reading

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10th October 2017
Construction Waste Reduced By Barratt Equivalent Of 725 Homes

Construction Waste Reduced By Barratt Equivalent Of 725 Homes

Barratt Developments PLC has reduced its annual waste consumption by over 15,100 tonnes, the weight equivalent of 725 homes, according to its published sustainability report. The new figures show it has already exceeded its 2020 waste reduction target three years … Continue reading

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4th October 2017
Welsh Landfill Disposals Tax To “Remain Consistent” With Landfill Tax

Welsh Landfill Disposals Tax To “Remain Consistent” With Landfill Tax

The Welsh Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT) will “remain consistent” with the national Landfill Tax, according to the Welsh Government, which has published new rates and bands for Wales’ first taxes in almost 800 years. Finance Secretary, Mark Drakeford, has published … Continue reading

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23rd August 2017
Bin Collection Complaints Upheld By Ombudsman Rockets 59%

Bin Collection Complaints Upheld By Ombudsman Rockets 59%

Councils in England are “getting it wrong too often” when it comes to waste collection complaints, says the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, whose new report reveals a rocketing increase in upheld waste services complaints. Its new report – … Continue reading

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22nd June 2017
Manchester’s “Slim Bins” Boost City’s Recycling By 8%

Manchester’s “Slim Bins” Boost City’s Recycling By 8%

Manchester’s recycling rate has increased from less than 32% in 2015/6 to a projected 40% for 2017/8 after issuing reduced capacity residual waste bins throughout the city. Manchester’s increase in recycling rates will have helped the city to avoid more … Continue reading

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21st June 2017
Veolia Rolls Out National “Solution” To Coffee Cup Recycling

Veolia Rolls Out National “Solution” To Coffee Cup Recycling

Veolia is set to roll out its national coffee cup “solution” to make cup recycling possible in offices across the UK after finding 52% of regular takeaway hot drink consumers, those that buy at least four or more drinks a … Continue reading

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19th June 2017
New Plastic Film To Make Co-op Ready-Meal Trays Easier To Recycle

New Plastic Film To Make Co-op Ready-Meal Trays Easier To Recycle

The Co-operative has partnered with specialist firm, Coveris, which has created a new product to make ready meal trays easier to recycle, it says. Supporting the Co-op’s recent announcement that it plans to have 80% of its own-brand packaging recyclable … Continue reading

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7th June 2017
The Real Junk Food Project Could Face Prosecution [UPDATED]

The Real Junk Food Project Could Face Prosecution [UPDATED]

The Real Junk Food Project (RJFP) couls face prosecution for selling out-of-date food destined for landfill, after West Yorkshire Trading Standards (WYTSS) said it found more than 400 items past their use-by date in its Leeds warehouse. According to reports … Continue reading

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